Which women inspire you? – celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day takes place on 8 March 2011, and is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women the world over, past, present and future. As much as we would like to believe we have achieved equality, there are still millions of women globally who are disadvantaged or discriminated against because of their gender.

But hey, let’s not dwell on that…

Let’s focus instead on the positives, the women bucking the trends, the women who are working hard, against the odds, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and governments. Yay for women!

This year is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion, The Guardian is putting together a list of the top 100 inspirational women, and they need your help. We’re talking women who have touched the lives of others, who work to improve the opportunities for other women, and who have made a significant contribution to the fight for equality.

So who inspires you? Nominate now…



  1. Beth
    7 January, 2011 / 4:35 pm

    Great post. Got me thinking – to choose someone from history or someone more modern day? Too many to choose from.

  2. 7 January, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    Gloria Allred- just kidding! :)

    I will have to think of someone!

  3. 8 January, 2011 / 2:56 pm

    Connie Francis, she’s gone her own hell and dealt with her personal demons, and still has time for her fans (including me), she’s a lovely lady as well.

    That Ang wotshername woman in Burma for standing up for what she believes in.

  4. 8 January, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    Lucy Stone was the first woman to attend and graduate college in the United States. She was great!

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